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October 21, 2018 9:38 AM Half a billion women can’t read: Gurira

Although she is now counted among Hollywood’s A-list stars, Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira is aware of the fact that if circumstances did not go in her favour, she could be one of the many women around the globe facing extreme hardships. In a letter published on her website on the International Day of the Girl Child, Gurira said although she had the privilege 3

October 21, 2018 8:40 AM Harrow fire: Woman dies in suspected gas blast

A woman has died in a suspected gas explosion in north-west London.A first-floor flat was destroyed in the blast in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, just before 01:00 BST. Another woman, a man and a baby were rescued from the property, with the woman and child taken to hospital. About 70 firefighters tackled the flames and 40 neighbours were evacuated from their 3

October 17, 2018 7:43 PM Nedbank buying back shares from minority shareholders

NEDBANK Group (Nedbank) says it will pay R2 billion (approximately US$139,6 million) to minority shareholders inherited from Old Mutual. The South Africa-based financial institution, which owns Nedbank Zimbabwe, yesterday said it is buying back its stock from shareholders who hold less than 100 shares as a result of the unbundling by its biggest shareholder 17

October 8, 2018 2:43 PM Barclays name change comes into effect

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited shareholders have approved the change of the name of the company to First Capital Bank Limited effective today, on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The decision was endorsed at an extraordinary general meeting held on July 3, 2018 at which meeting members unanimously resolved to approve the name change. Barclays’ company 20

September 20, 2018 3:34 AM Local movie ‘Escape’ at European festival

Highly publicised award-wining movie “Escape” yesterday got a slot at Gdynia Film Festival in Poland. The Noir Fairytale movie initially premièred at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIIF) last year, earning nine nominations and finally winning two awards for Best Actor and Actress which went to Eddie Sandifolo and Nothando Nobengula. The movie 9

September 16, 2018 5:02 PM Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record by clocking a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin. The 33-year-old took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best, which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014. “I lack words to describe this day,” said Kipchoge. “I am really grateful 11

September 15, 2018 8:37 PM Who is Professor Mthuli Ncube?

Professor Mthuli Ncube is a financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert. He has vast experience and worked in the private sector, public sector, academia, and international financial institutions. He is a citizen of Zimbabwe. Professor Ncube divided his time between the private sector in Switzerland and academia in the United Kingdom 10

September 14, 2018 7:31 AM Ex-JLS member Oritse Williams charged with rape

Former JLS member Oritse Williams has been charged with rape over an alleged attack on a fan in a hotel room after a concert. The 31-year-old singer from Croydon, London, was arrested on 2 December 2016, the morning after performing at the Gorgeous club in Wolverhampton. A second man, Jamien Nagadhana, 31, of Hounslow, London, has also been charged in connection 6

August 24, 2018 7:29 AM Arsenal scouts for African coaches

Arsenal and digital money transfer experts, WorldRemit, are offering African coaches, including those from Zimbabwe, the chance to attend an exclusive new training camp with the club’s top youth coaches in London. Twenty five shortlisted coaches will be rewarded with Arsenal kit for their entire youth squad. WorldRemit will arrange for the successful 36

August 21, 2018 9:47 PM Hollywood based Zimbabwean make-up artist Jackie Mgido in London for trade show

Bubbly Hollywood based Zimbabwean make-up artist Jackie Mgido is in London to take part in her company’s first ever trade show. The founder of Vault Cosmetics recently re-branded to Jackie Mgido Cosmetics will be showcasing make-up products produced by her own company. Under the banner “Shades of Beauty” several companies will be showcasing their products 23